June 2017

Davis Readathon Raises $32,446

June 01, 2017 - 07:15

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Students at Davis Elementary have a lot to be proud of after wrapping up a spectacular four-week readathon. The participants read for a total of 1,252,204 minutes and raised $32,446 for their school.

Because of their hard work, each student who took part was given a Davis water bottle and a bookmark. The top reader in each grade won a Kindle and a certificate. Jadelyn Jackson, who raised $1,215, was the top fundraiser in the entire school. Ms. Flores' class earned itself a pizza party as the top fundraising class.

Davis Readathon Raises $32,446

Columbus Elementary Chess Club Shines in Nashville

June 01, 2017 - 06:03

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Six Columbus Chess Club members competed in the 2017 US Chess SuperNationals VI earlier this month, making New Rochelle proud in the largest rated chess tournament in the competition's history.

The contest, organized by the US Chess Federation, was held at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee, from May 12 to May 14, and attracted 5,577 players from across the country.

Columbus Elementary Chess Club Shines in Nashville

Partnership with Police Makes Mock Crime Scene Exam Authentic

June 01, 2017 - 05:51

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle High School's forensic science final exam took students to the scenes of mock crimes because of the partnership the school district has with the New Rochelle Police Department and people in the community. This collaboration made the crime scenes authentic, allowing the school's forensic science students to do their work much like real forensic scientists and crime scene investigators.

Partnership with Police Makes Mock Crime Scene Exam Authentic

Program Uses Play to Help Students Adjust to School

June 01, 2017 - 05:30
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Starting school can be a difficult adjustment for children, but three New Rochelle elementary schools are implementing an evidence-based program to help students make a smooth transition. The national program developed by Children's Institute is called "Primary Project" and is grant-funded.

Barnard and Trinity received awards three years ago to fund Primary Project for their kindergarten and first grade students. Recently, both schools were granted national certification from the Children's Institute for their excellent implementations of the program.

City School District of New Rochelle

Columbus Elementary Science Teacher Wins Fulbright Award

June 01, 2017 - 05:15

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Elizabeth Barrett-Zahn, the science coordinator for Columbus Elementary School, has been offered a Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-Term grant to travel and teach in Vietnam for the summer.

Zahn will be among nine U.S. citizens who will travel abroad through the Teaching Short-Term Program in the 2017-2018 school year. The award is granted by the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Columbus Elementary science teacher wins Fulbright award

‘Grand Market’ Comes to New Rochelle Saturdays Starting June 3

June 01, 2017 - 04:54

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Grand Market returns to downtown New Rochelle on Saturday, June 3, with farm-fresh foods, artisans’ crafts, live entertainment and activities for kids and families. With a bounty including organic produce and grass-fed beef, plus new items such as sugared pecans and a fig-based Moroccan spirit, the market will serve up a weekly event where foodies, gift-hunters and other browsers can find favorite staples and something new in every visit.

‘Grand Market’ Comes to New Rochelle Saturdays Starting June 3